How will AT&T accept payment if I switch carriers after account is closed for past-dues?
About 2 months ago, I finally paid off my phone and looked forward to a smaller monthly bill. My bill, however, has not changed significantly, if at all. While paying off my cell, I would pay 80-100 monthly and 25 of that went towards my cell, the rest was service. I was making lots of money at the time and thought nothing of the outrageous prices I was actually paying. Around the time I paid off my phone though, I was laid off and had to allocate funds appropriately. I've tried several times to review my monthly bill and cannot understand why I am paying such a large amount for ONE line. I saw cricket offers the SAME EXACT PLAN for FOUR LINES AND THE SAME PRICE!! Needless to say I am being taken advantage of in a huge way and maybe my lack of attention every month is to blame. I have not made a payment in 2 months because I can stretch that money so much further to settle other bills. I thought my service would be canceled after the first non-payment, at which point I planned to switch to one of the many new, cheaper carriers that have become available. But my bill continues to stack up and service is still intact. I was willing to pay half of the due amount and then manually cancel my plan and deal with the rest later, and this took A LOT for me to agree to, but unless I pay the full amount, they claim my service will be canceled anyways, so I'm holding onto that money for now.
Bottom line, 3 months from now, when I'm back to work and much happier with a different carrier (GOOGLE FI, Cricket, anything but this company trying to squeeze all the pennies out of it's loyal customers until it inevitably ceases to exist) and if I still haven't payed the past-dues, what actions will AT&T take?
I cannot stress enough that I am not trying to dodge a bill and never had any intention of not paying back what I owed, mad as I am, but I will not being doing so until it is not such a hit on what unfortunately have become my very precious savings.